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Saturday Night Live skit compares Theresa May to Voldemort in Brexit swipe

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After a tough week at home, Theresa May has been mocked overseas as well, making onto the list of politicians taken off by Saturday Night Live.

The weekly sketch show put Mrs May as the host of “Happy Christmas, Britain”, with comedian Kate McKinnon playing a beleaguered leader speaking with her guests in the festive front room of Downing Street.

McKinnon opens by saying: “What a dreadful week it’s been. My Brexit deal is falling apart, I almost got voted out and no one in the world likes me at all.”

Theresa May's tough week in London was topped off with a ribbing from overseas
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Theresa May’s tough week in London was topped off with a ribbing from overseas

She brings in her first guest, former prime minister David Cameron who “bounced and left me to clean up his mess”.

Played by Matt Damon, Mr Cameron explains Mrs May should try to “make a deal”, after confessing “I’m such a kn**” for leaving her with the Brexit fallout.

Kate McKinnon played Theresa May for the second time
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Kate McKinnon played Theresa May for the second time

Mrs May also gets a pile of presents of faeces to open during the show, before welcoming Lord Voldemort to the sofa, as the only person more reviled in Britain than her.

But He Who Must Not Be Named isn’t too keen to be linked with the prime minister, as it’s not good for his PR.

Matt Damon took on the role of David Cameron
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Matt Damon took on the role of David Cameron

Although Saturday Night Live’s takes on Donald Trump usually go down well, there have been mixed reviews on social media for Ms McKinnon’s take on the prime minister, with some suggesting she sounded South African rather than British.

And though some thought it was the same as Ms McKinnon’s impression of Angela Merkel, there were others who loved her dancing, with one saying she “can’t even pretend to dance as badly as May”.

Unlike her American counterpart, who often tweets about SNL after he is mocked, Mrs May has maintained silence on the sketch.

It comes after a tough week for the prime minister, who survived a confidence vote from her party but still has to get her Brexit deal through the House of Commons.

She’s expected to tell parliament that a second referendum on the deal would betray the confidence of voters, despite being unable to secure any major changes when she went back to Brussels for more talks.

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